A friend of mine shared this with me today: “How you do anything is how you do everything.” Ouch…challenging words that carry a nugget of wisdom: How we do the little, insignificant things also determines how we approach the big things. A messy, unclean car, for example, may be a tell-tale sign of our lackadaisical approach to other responsibilities. It may say volumes about our tendency to procrastinate. Indeed, how we approach the small things can permeate each and every aspect of our lives. [Read More]
Are you looking to God to intervene in one or more areas of your life? Desperate for change or something better? Tired of waiting for a breakthrough? I know how wearisome it can be when we find ourselves in a seemingly perpetual state of waiting. I readily admit that waiting on God to move on our behalf is one of the most difficult challenges we face as followers of Christ. Days stretch into weeks and months, perhaps even years, and the enemy of our soul tempts us to think that God has forsaken us. Doesn’t care. Left us on the shelf of life. But those are lies. Thinking Him unkind, uncaring, and unconcerned, some of us distance ourselves from God. Yet He is our only Hope. [Read More]
Yesterday marked the second week of the new year. Just like last year, but likely coming even faster, another Christmas will be here and you’ll be facing the start of another new year. So what will be different in your life in 2016? What are your goals? Where will your priorities lie? And are you pursuing what matters most? Because if you aren’t intentional, nothing will change. But life is far too precious to be lived this way. So I want to encourage you to not simply go through the motions of life. To live, rather than simply exist. [Read More]
You might be praying for a breakthrough.
Begging God to answer your prayer.
Desperate for God to open that door of opportunity for you to walk through.
Yet nothing seems to be happening. You wonder, Has God not heard my prayer? If He has, why won’t He answer? Frustrated, maybe even angry, you conclude that God is absent when you need Him most. But could it be that the reason has nothing to do with your assumption that God has seemingly forgotten you? Might it just be that God’s blessings are eluding you because of you? [Read More]
Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away (James 4:14).”
It’s so easy to mindlessly forget that this life is but a passing mist. Even more profound is that everything we do in this brief life matters forever. Are you embracing